Adelaide Thinkers in Residence brings world-leading thinkers to live and work in Adelaide to assist in the strategic development and promotion of South Australia.
Last night was the inaugural presentation by Adelaide’s 15th Thinker in Residence Dr. Genevieve Bell. Dr Genevieve Bell is an anthropologist and ethnographer with both an academic and industry background. Her research has provided considerable insight to the importance of culture in the adoption and adaptation of technology. She is currently the Director of User Experience in Intel Corporation’s Digital Home Group in the United States.
Her presentation looked at the ways technology effects culture and some of more unexpected observations of trends of technology use and misuse around the world, especially in regard to mobile, and social networks. In future posts I will try and delve in to get a little more detail and maybe even get Genevieve’s take on the Ponoko network.
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